Wildflowers on the RailTrail

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Heat and Daisies

30 June

We went for a drive on Sunday and couldn’t believe how many Oxeye Daisies, Yarrow, Fleabane and clover flowers we saw.  There was also a lot of yellow Hawkweed and St John’s Wort as well.  The Liatris and Lupine  give a blue note to some areas.  Lots of Crown Vetch and other colorful clovers are everywhere.  All the grasses are blooming–so the sneezing can begin again.

I have been admiring the Elderberry blooming everywhere.  The last of the Grey and Silky Dogwoods are blooming. I walked through the old Cook schoolyard and saw the new Catalpa trees blooming–what gorgeous clusters of orchid-like flowers.  You never see them on the old trees–because they are so high in the trees, and it just looks like a cluster of white flowers.

Lots of Buckthorn berries ripening.  Seems the flooding was good for some things.  I found that the invasive Honeysuckle and Japanese Butterbur in my backyard were killed by the flood–amazing.

It sounds like you can drive to Pine Haven again–there should be great flowering there.  I have not tried from Meridian to 7 mile because of the road closures.  If you are biking, please let us know what is blooming.




2 Responses to “Heat and Daisies”

  1. Terry Townley June 30, 2020 at 12:02 pm #

    Where can I buy such daisies?

  2. Nancy June 30, 2020 at 4:49 pm #

    There are plenty of wild daisies along the roadside in the country. Also I am hoping to cut some cattails by the 4th of July. If they are cut when thin, they won’t break open and fly all over. I love to dry them and use the tall stalks in arrangements. I also love all the masses of clover along US-10 right now. I know the bees are happy!

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